Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers
Lunchtime Seminar April 14, 2016 (33:41 min.)
“Mind the Gap” is a well-known cautionary phrase from the London Underground, but it also offers an excellent picture of our child welfare system. In Massachusetts and across the U.S., the child welfare system is doing just that – minding the gap – argues Joan Wallace-Benjamin, Ph.D. In the presentation, Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, discussed the work of the child welfare system in Massachusetts, how it has changed over the 13 years she has been at The Home, and what responsibility the taxpayers of Massachusetts bear for the system in place and the services it provides.
Joan Wallace-Benjamin is an alumna of Wellesley College and serves on the Council of Advisors for the Wellesley Centers for Women. As President and CEO for The Home for Little Wanderers, she has directed the organization to a place of prominence in the field of child and family service providers. The Home is a leader in innovative programming for underserved populations, providing vital services for every stage of child and family development.
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